White Paper: ACID Support in Aerospike

This whitepaper provides a brief technical overview of ACID support in Aerospike. It includes a definition of ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability), and an overview of the CAP Theorem, which postulates that only two of the three properties of consistency, availability, and partition tolerance can be guaranteed in a distributed system at a specific time.

Although Aerospike is an AP system with a proven track record of strong consistency with no downtime, this paper describes Aerospike’s unique approach to avoiding network partitioning to also ensure high consistency. In addition, the paper describes how Aerospike will give users the option to support a CP configuration with complete consistency in the presence of networking partitioning by reducing availability.

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